West Berkshire Young Carers Project

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Next West Berkshire Lottery draw on Sat 28 September at 8PM

The draw is in 6 days 1 hour 30 minutes!

Raising £260.00 a year

10 tickets

10 tickets of 50 ticket goal

About Us:

West Berkshire Young Carers Project provides a much loved and valued service for the community.

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

West Berkshire Young Carers Project works with families to help reduce the extra responsibilities of young carers, so they can focus on being children.

A young carer may undertake some or all of the following:

Practical tasks: cooking, housework, shopping

Physical care: lifting, helping up the stairs

Personal care: dressing, washing, toileting needs

Household management: paying bills, managing finances, collecting benefits

Looking after siblings: putting to bed, walking to school

Supervision of medication: collecting medicines from pharmacies and making sure they are taken at the right time

Emotional support: listening, calming, being present

If young carers are not properly assessed and supported, the effects on their health, wellbeing and life chances can be significant:

Physical health: often severely affected by caring through the night, repeatedly lifting a heavy adult, poor diet and lack of sleep.

Emotional wellbeing: stress, worry, tiredness and mental ill health are common for young carers.

Isolation: feeling different or isolated from their peers, limited opportunities for socialisation, bullying and harassment – more than two out of three young carers are bullied at school (Carers Trust 2010).

Unstable environment: traumatic life changes such as bereavement, family break-up, losing income and housing, or seeing the effects of an illness or addiction.

Education: irregular attendance, poor timekeeping, lack of concentration, difficulties with homework

Restricted training/ employment choices: lack of time for personal development, poor flexibility in work practices

Your gift could make their futures brighter and give them a far better chance in life. Your money will can go towards funding the cost of a young carers activity group to reduce their isolation and give them a break from caring. It could also help towards providing dedicated services to carers such as counselling or mentoring.

No child should be forced to grow up too early 

Some young people don’t even realise they are carers, they are just looking after a loved one. But young carers shouldn't have the same responsibilities as adult carers, nor should they be spending the majority of their time looking after someone. These extra responsibilities force children to grow up far too early, losing out on their childhoods and potentially their education. Your gift could make their futures brighter and give them a far better chance in life.

Thank you for your support and Good Luck!!!!!  

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr Joe Sutton

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